Caprifoliaceae - honeysuckle family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 15 August 2018)

Caprifoliaceae - honeysuckle family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 9 species and 1 hybrid in 5 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Diervilla (1 species)
      Diervilla lonicera - bush-honeysuckle (common [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Linnaea (1 species)
      Linnaea borealis - American twinflower (occasional)
   Lonicera (5 species and 1 hybrid)
      Lonicera x bella - L. morrowii x L. tatarica
      Lonicera canadensis - American honeysuckle (uncommon)
      Lonicera japonica - Japanese honeysuckle (rare)
      Lonicera morrowii - Morrow's honeysuckle (occasional)
      Lonicera villosa - mountain fly honeysuckle (uncommon)
      Lonicera xylosteum - European fly honeysuckle (uncommon)
   Symphoricarpos (1 species)
      Symphoricarpos albus - snowberry (uncommon)
   Valeriana (1 species)
      Valeriana officinalis - garden valerian (common)

red font = unique character state or nearly so habit leaf type leaf length petal color
Diervilla small arching shrub simple 5–15 cm yellow, turning reddish
Linnaea creeping herb simple 1–2 cm white, with rose-purple markings
Lonicera shrub simple [?] white, yellowish, yellow-green, purple-tinged
Symphoricarpos shrub simple 2–3 cm white, pink
Valeriana upright herb pinnately compound [?] pale pink, white

Diervilla (bush-honeysuckle)
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Diervilla lonicera (bush-honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

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Linnaea (twinflower)
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Linnaea borealis (American twinflower) - [information to be added]

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Lonicera (honeysuckle)
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Lonicera x bella (a hybrid honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Lonicera canadensis (American honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Lonicera villosa (mountain honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Lonicera xylosteum (fly honeysuckle) - [information to be added]

Symphoricarpos (snowberry)
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Symphoricarpos albus (common snowberry) - [information to be added]

Valeriana (valerian)
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Valeriana officinalis (garden valerian) - [information to be added]
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   1. Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park (ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0) by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in 2010 by The University of Maine Press.